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Huntington’s disease and mouse models


Huntington’s disease is characterised by a clear line of heritability within families, and an early onset of disease towards the middle of one’s life. As such, the more knowledge researchers gain about development of the disease, the earlier interventions may be developed, and the longer their benefits felt.


Dr Jessica Cao is using a mouse model to research the onset of Huntington’s disease, how the sex-dependent differences may reflect in humans, and prospects for therapies to improve the wellbeing of patients.


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